Things to Do on Ocracoke: Nature & Outdoor Oriented

For a proper Ocracoke Island experience, you have to be willing to go outside. Watersports and onshore adventures make up the vast majority of things to do on Ocracoke. Take a walking tour of the village as night sets in. See how the natural environment reflects the area’s history and culture at nature preserves. Familiarize yourself with the island’s surrounding water environments with guided ecotours led aboard kayaks or standup paddleboards. Explore the island by way of bike, starting in the village and then continuing down the bike path to see pristine stretches of marshland, national seashore, ponies, wildlife and more. 

Ocracoke Alive

Nature & Outdoor Oriented in Ocracoke
84 School Road, Ocracoke
(252) 921-0260

Ocracoke Alive, Inc. was formed to enrich the Ocracoke Island by serving the cultural and artistic needs of the community. Through fundraising and donations, this group supports the musical, educational and artistic vein of the Ocracoke community by organizing and sponsoring multiple events throughout the year, including the annual Ocrafolk Festival, Ocrafolk School Fall Retreat, Festival Latino de Ocracoke and community plays and school programs.... read more

Ocracoke Alive, Inc. was formed to enrich the Ocracoke Island by serving the cultural and artistic needs of the... read more

Ocracoke Preservation Society and Museum

Nature & Outdoor Oriented in Ocracoke
49 Water Plant Road, Ocracoke
(252) 928-7375

For a peek into Ocracoke’s past, visit Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Museum. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to preserving the island’s history and cultural heritage and to protecting its environment. Housed in the turn-of-the-century home of Coast Guard Capt. David Williams, the museum lets visitors glimpse island life in the early to mid-1900s. Many of the architectural elements are intact, and a bedroom, living room and... read more

For a peek into Ocracoke’s past, visit Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Museum. The nonprofit organization is... read more